Stuff – New Zealand’s poor record in crunch ODI series deciders was again badly exposed as they were embarrassed by England on Saturday.
- New Zealand’s poor record in crunch ODI series deciders was again badly exposed as they were embarrassed by England on Saturday.
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- New Zealand got off to a horror start with Colin Munro, who announced on Friday he would shelving red ball cricket to concentrate on limited overs forms, gone with the third ball of the innings.
- Taylor’s replacement, Mark Chapman, in his third ODI for New Zealand, also fell to spin being outclassed by a beauty from offspinner Moeen Ali.
- New Zealand 223 in 49.5 overs (Mitchell Santner 67, Henry Nicholls 55, Martin Guptill 47; Chris Woakes 3-32, Adil Rashid 3-42) lost to England 229-3 in 32.4 overs (Jonny Bairstow 104, Alex Hales 61) by seven wickets.